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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of exert.


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  • Next, that the whole force of the stroke is exerted upon that small part where the Flint and Steel first touch: For the Bodies being each of them so very hard, the puls cannot be far communicated, that is, the parts of each can yield but very little, and therefore the violence of the concussion will be _exerted_ on that piece of Steel which is cut off by the

    Micrographia Some Physiological Descriptions of Minute Bodies Made by Magnifying Glasses with Observations and Inquiries Thereupon

  • Considerable pressure is being exerted from the United States on Canada to not only ratify these treaties, but to use the US implementation as the model.

    Uses and abuses of TPMs

  • To strengthen my interest, she engaged his best actors in my cause; and, in short, exerted herself so much, that it was again received, and my hopes began to revive.

    The Adventures of Roderick Random

  • In 1891 he had published a paper on the theory of affinity and valence, in which he substituted for Kekulé's conception of constant valence, the idea that affnity is an attractive force exerted from the centre of the atom which acts uniformly towards all parts of the surface of the atom.

    Alfred Werner - Biography

  • Edwin exerted himself to preserve his prince from being trampled on; and while he fought for that purpose, and afterwards sent his senseless body off the field, under charge of young Gordon (who had been chosen by the disguised Bruce as his especial aide), to Roslyn Castle, Neville rescued Segrave and his knights.

    The Scottish Chiefs

  • Every-day influence, so unconsciously exerted, is all important in forming the characters of children; and in nothing more important than in their manners.

    The Mother's Book

  • Of the efficacy of his power, which is therein exerted: He is mighty to save, able to bring about the promised redemption, whatever difficulties and oppositions may lie in the way of it.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)

  • The incredible speed which Maximin exerted in his flight is much more celebrated than his prowess in the battle.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • a general shriek; I even fancied I distinguished my Louisa's cries; it subsided, the sailors again exerted all their force; a second wave – I saw them no more.

    The History of Emily Montague

  • "I'll have to, won't I?" she replied grimly, for now the pull that the sword exerted on her had settled to a painful headache echoed by wire-tight muscles in her neck, shoulders, and stomach.



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